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Steven Mackey: “Portals, Scenes and Celebrations”

February 7, 2019 - February 9, 2019

The San Francisco Symphony gives the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s “Portals, Scenes and Celebrations,” written in honor of music director Michael Tilson Thomas’s 75th birthday.

21CM Takeaway: “Portals, Scenes and Celebrations” is a series of miniatures for orchestra commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas himself. Its overall effect is meant to be “dazzling” and “up-tempo,” as specifically requested by MTT. Mackey describes the journey through the piece as one characterized by “leaps of faith” and “lucky discoveries.”


February 7, 2019
February 9, 2019
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Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA United States
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San Francisco Symphony
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